I am delighted to announce that Richard Dawkins will be joining us here on Boing Boing for a periodic series of guest blog posts. He is an evolutionary biologist and former Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He loves science, and is not much of a fan of religion.
Among his books are The Greatest Show on Earth, The Ancestor's Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Unweaving the Rainbow, and The God Delusion.
If you have questions or topics you'd like to see him address when he joins us here for a guest post, please suggest them in the comments!
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KSU plant biochemical geneticist Raj Nagarajan describes the properties of Thaumatin, Monellin and Brazzein, all found in west African plants that are generally considered safe for consumption; each is a protein, and they are, respectively, 1,000x, 2000x, and 3000x sweeter than sugar.
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